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The FBI will pull the plug on DNSChanger servers next week, leaving thousands of people without internet access - but such "tough love" is necessary to protect the internet, say experts.
DNSChanger does exactly what the name suggests, fiddling with DNS settings to maliciously redirect users via its command and control servers to different sites. On Monday, the FBI will shut down those servers, leaving as many as 300,000 PCs worldwide - and 19,589 in the UK, as of last month - with the wrong DNS settings and unable to access the web, unless they take the unusual step of directly entering IP addresses into the browser.
Hundreds of thousands of Internet users whose computers are infected with a particularly nasty virus will be unable to access the Web starting on Monday
joined:July 3, 2011
why not do a simple redirect of all DNS queries to an FBI hosted site
I'd be utterly shocked if any regular WebmasterWorld member would be affected.